Suzi's Blog

Power Breakfast: Mexican Style

    Power. Our lives revolve around power. Not the Con Ed power. The power of people, organizations and nations. Our lives are shaped by power and we endlessly debate and classify power: economic, military, cultural, …. You can read or hear the debates about American power. We are dead, we will rise again, we…

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Suzen’s Chili with Beans, Steak and Tequila

On Sunday, watching both the Super Bowl and the commercials, Suzen and I wanted food prepared in advance, easy to serve and as spicy as the New Orleans setting. Suzen had some leftover steak and a friend who had sample the meat said, “Make chili!” Great advice. This recipe cooks for hours but that’s good…

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Michael’s Pedernales River Chili

Chili or chile? Bean only, meat only, or both? My son Michael settled on “chili” and has offered this chili recipe at the annual Halloween party for years. It’s a great recipe, full of meat and beans. It’s easily scaled up for a party size and can be cooked ahead of time. You can even…

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Super Bowl Idea: Texas Style Chili from Tom Valenti

If you are looking for an elegant meal, particularly if you need something for a Super Bowl party, think chili.  Oh, I know what just crossed your mind.  Chili?  How unexciting can that be? How did chili get such a confused reputation?  It’s more than just an issue of spelling: “chili” versus “chile.”  There is…

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